Fajardo unleashes best game for Gilas in win over Chinese Taipei

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIREREven after having his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform, June Mar Fajardo still defrayed the credit to the entire team.“I’m thankful to my teammates and to coach for the trust he gave me,” Fajardo said in Filipino after helping the Philippines hold off Chinese Taipei, 90-83, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This game showed us that we need to follow our game plan. We relaxed in the first quarter, but it’s good that we’re able to recover because of our defense,” said Fajardo, whom national team coach Chot Reyes hailed as Gilas’ savior against a resilient Taipei side.READ: Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs TaipeiComing to his own in front of a capacity crowd, fans couldn’t help but fantasize how much Fajardo can still improve in the international stage.But just like how he approaches any game, the four-time PBA MVP would rather stick to the system than hunt for his own stats.“This good game gave me a bit of a pressure, but I know all I had to do is to trust the team, trust coach’s system, and trust each other,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiBut there’s no denying that Fajardo deserved all the praise for his stellar effort for the Philippines, which went unbeaten through two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cebuano giant fired 17 points and collected eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in what was easily his best performance in a tournament of this magnitude. Fajardo, however, knows that the win came with its own set of lessons as Gilas’ resolve was tested after the team had to crawl back from an early 14-point deficit.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Castro worried about chemistry as Gilas yet to have full practices

first_imgMOST READ Read Next “We know how physical they are because we already saw them play in Lebanon. It feels like they’re bullying everybody, so we have to prepare with the way they play,” he said.Castro is hopeful they could recreate the unity they showed in first window back in November with the little time they have left to prepare.“I hope that in the remaining eight days, our chemistry will finally show up,” he said.The Philippines takes on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22 before facing Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: Akari-Adamson bounces back, fends off late rally from Go for Gold 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Gilas Pilipinas having less than three weeks to prepare for world no. 10 Australia, Jayson Castro isn’t worried with the individual conditioning of the players given their daily grind in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.What bothers him, however, is the team’s chemistry — something which he feels could tilt the favor for the Philippines in the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT “What I’m worried about is our chemistry because we haven’t had a practice where it’s all us. We haven’t had any tuneup games and we’re all against each other in the PBA,” he said in Filipino.Since the turn of the year, the national team has only had five weekly Monday practices.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn those sessions, coach Chot Reyes has yet to have all members of his pool on the floor, with a number of players sitting out the practice while “23-for-23” cadets fill in.That’s the reason why Castro is putting a premium on Gilas’ cohesiveness as a unit as it shoots for the upset against the reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

Salado posts triple-double as Racal sets D-League scoring record

first_imgKent Salado. PBA IMAGESRacal Motors’ offensive outburst earned itself an entry in the history books as it hammered Zark’s Burger, 140-90, for its second victory Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 140-point turnout set the new PBA D-League record for most points scored, eclipsing the previous feat set by Tanduay in its 133-78 rout of Topstar ZC Mindanao Aguilas in last season’s Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ZARK’S BURGER 90 – Celiz 28, Bautista 17, De Leon 13, Nalos 10, Juruena 6, Mangahas 6, Cudal 4, Cayabyab 3, Sheriff 2, Ferrer 1, Argamino 0.Quarters: 38-20, 66-43, 104-66, 140-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “It’s a big achievement for Racal. I’m happy for them and I think, it’s good that we know they can score. It’s just the defense that we have to work on,” said coach Jerry Codiñera.Kent Salado also became only the third player to register a triple-double in the league as he commandeered the Alibaba with 11 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds in the win, joining the ranks of BDO-NU’s Bobby Ray Parks and Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia in the list. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMac Tallo paced Racal with 26 markers, five assists, three rebounds, while Gwynne Capacio added 23 points.Roider Cabrera also had 17 markers powered by three triples, while Rian Ayonayon got 13 points, four dimes, and three rebounds. The Alibaba raced to a 38-20 first quarter lead and never looked back, extending the advantage to as high as 54, 140-86, late in the game.“We weren’t complacent even though we’re facing a new team. We just wanted to be ready against them and we just wanted to have a good start,” said Codiñera.Robby Celiz topped Zark’s Burger (0-3) with 28 points, five assists, and four rebounds, while Clark Bautista wound up with 17 markers in the loss.The Scores:RACAL MOTORS 140 – Tallo 26, Capacio 23, Cabrera 17, Ayonayon 13, Abrigo 11, Mangahas 11. Salado 11, Lozada 8, Apreku 7, Grimaldo 6, Faundo 4, Cortez 2, Bulawan 1, Dela Cruz 0.ADVERTISEMENT Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs for 3-0 lead View commentslast_img read more

Red Sox retire No.34 for Ortiz: ‘This is his (pause) city’

first_img“You’re not our teammate, you’re not our friend. You’re family,” Pedroia said. “And it will be like that until the day you die.”With that, Ortiz broke out the handkerchief.“Man, the little guy made me cry,” he said. “Wow.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Wade Boggs and Jim Rice — whose numbers preceded Ortiz’s to the Fenway facade — were the only ones who could know how he felt.“It’s an honor to get to see my number right next to all those legends,” Ortiz said before his No. 34 was unveiled along the right-field roof boxes on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I remember hitting batting practice on this field; I always was trying to hit those numbers. But I never thought about having my number up there,” he said. “Every player that is up there did things that are very, very special for this ballclub and this community.”Ortiz retired last season as one of the most productive offensive players in franchise history, and the single-most important player to wear a Red Sox uniform in a century. With three World Series titles — including the 2004 championship that ended an 86-year drought — Ortiz dragged the ballclub out of its dynasty of disappointment and gave a fresh generation of Bostonians reason to fall in love with the Red Sox anew. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Boston Red Sox baseball great David Ortiz, right, laughs with Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Fenway Park in Boston as the team retired Ortiz’s jersey No. 34 worn when he led the franchise to three World Series titles. It is the 11th number retired by the Red Sox. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout “Papi!” a few more times.The Red Sox stood at the top step of their dugout. The Los Angeles Angels tipped their caps. Friends and family and dignitaries from two countries lined the infield. Three World Series trophies glistened in the twilight sun.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Son of a famous drummer, Van Halen makes own name in track But it was Ortiz’s defiant speech after the Boston Marathon bombings that cemented him as a civic hero and helped prompt the Red Sox to retire his number less than a year after he retired. As a nod to his foul-mouthed challenge to those who would test the city’s resolve, Ortiz took the microphone on Friday with the welcome, “This is his (pause) city.”“There wasn’t an empty seat,” Ortiz said afterward. “It made me feel like one of the important games we had where the fans wanted to be there from the very beginning and show love and support. It was pretty amazing.”Ortiz is the 10th Red Sox player to have his number retired, and he was joined by four of the others, plus family representing the ones who couldn’t be there. Also recognized during the ceremony were representatives from the Dominican Republic, the city of Boston, and family of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, from whom Ortiz adopted both his No. 34 and his ever-present smile.“Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to give Boston the greatest gift ever: my compadre, David Ortiz,” said Martinez, who helped convince the Red Sox to sign Ortiz in 2003, a year before their curse-busting title. “You are a great ambassador of the game. I don’t have enough words to say today how proud I am, and how proud of a papa I feel today. “Yes, he is ‘Big Papi.’ But I feel like ‘Grampa.’”Current second baseman Dustin Pedroia, Ortiz’s teammate on the 2007 and ’13 World Series champions, came out of the dugout to be enveloped in a giant bear hug.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

WATCH: McGregor in awe of mural showing him punching Mayweather

first_img“F**king hell. Unbelievable,” McGregor said, with a huge grin on his face.Whether or not McGregor could indeed pull off the upset remains to be seen, as the two enigmatic superstars are set to clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, on Aug. 26.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Serena Williams cheered by netizens after answering John McEnroe’s backhanded compliment What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Netizens abuzz over confirmed McGregor-Mayweather boutOne of the most vivid and graphic forecasts came in the way of a colorful mural showing the Irish sensation clocking the undefeated pound-for-pound boxing great with his patented left straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA clip of the 28-year-old UFC lightweight champion seeing the artwork for the first time has become viral on social media.As seen in a one-minute clip, McGregor is completely in awe upon entering the boxing gym and seeing an illustration of himself against the legendary Mayweather. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Now that the Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega-fight is finally a done deal, fans are constantly offering their predictions left and right.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters But with as much hype and promotion being thrown into the ring with both fighters, McGregor left plenty of intrigue and insists he didn’t show half the boxing skills he honed has a youth in Ireland, simply teasing anyone in attendance and everyone else who may have tuned into any livestreaming on social media.READ: Mayweather-McGregor is a stale act already “I don’t know how many times I’ve shocked the world, and I’m going to shock it once again,” McGregor said. “It’s not going to end well for Floyd. It’s not going to end well for all the people doubting me.”The 29-year-old Irishman insists nothing has changed in his training, other than the fact he can’t use his legs or take his opponent to the ground, and he’s the same hard-working fighter that won two Ultimate Fighting Championship titles.“I show up to the gym, I work hard, and through my hard work I gain my confidence – that’s been the same since day one,” said McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion and former UFC Featherweight Champion. “The fundamentals are still there, I show up, I work hard.”ADVERTISEMENT “He’ll be unconscious inside two rounds, really one round, only for the 10-second count I will give him maybe surviving into the second,” said McGregor, who enters the boxing world with a 21-3 MMA record. “But if it’s 10-ounce gloves, maybe four rounds. But under four rounds he’ll be unconscious.”READ: Mayweather, McGregor clash over racism FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut if McGregor plans to fight the same way he worked out for the media on Friday at UFC’s exquisite headquarters in southwest Las Vegas, Mayweather shouldn’t have any problem improving to 50-0.The 29-year-old Irishman simulated a 12-round boxing match by dancing around punching bags for roughly 47 minutes, at times looking like an out-of-sync boxer with wide swings that left his guard down, awkward combinations and unnecessary shuffling. Other times he looked like an MMA fighter eager to charge his opponent, something he obviously can’t do in a boxing match. Conor McGregor has his hands wrapped before a media workout Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is convinced he will beat Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26, inside of four rounds.And if the Nevada Athletic Commission approves the fighters’ request to use eight-ounce gloves, he said he will beat Mayweather in the first six minutes of the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles takes another step toward 2028 Games READ: Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket salesWhile speculation is McGregor will be the aggressor early on, his gameplan and strategy remain a mystery since this will be his first professional boxing match. What hasn’t been a mystery is the air of confidence he displays, combined with a clear disdain for his opponent that has him assured he will hand Mayweather his first professional loss.“You can’t prepare for me, you can’t prepare for me, you can’t prepare for the movement, you can’t prepare for any of it,” McGregor said. “He can sit here and watch this (workout), and I’m sure he has been watching that. Let him watch, let him try and study, but you cannot prepare for this. There is nobody in the game that moves like me, that strikes like me and that has the confidence like me.“This is a fight that has been in my crosshairs since Floyd’s been opening his mouth, simple as that. I see a beaten man in his eyes, in his body language, in everything he does. I’m going to knock him out bad, he’s too small. I know he’s fast, I know he’s got good reflexes, I know he’s experienced. I don’t care. I hit you, you fall, and that’s it. He will be unconscious.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard, Derrick Rose poses for a photo at his agent’s Wasserman Media Group offices in Los Angeles. Rose, 28, the former MVP is coming off a fourth knee surgery, though now will be pairing with LeBron James and joining a team that has made three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose has some secrets.He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines pitiful as usual “He’s the only reason that I’m playing this game,” Rose said of his son. “My dad wasn’t around. So my mom was that figure for me. I want to be the example to my son, the dad that I didn’t have. He’s going to do what he wants to do, but sometimes he’s going to be like, ‘Damn, Pops was right all these times.’ It’s going to hit him one day.”Thing is, Derrick Rose’s son will never grow up poor like the way Derrick Rose did. His father has earned somewhere around $300 million in contracts and endorsements.“He gets joy just being around immediate family and reminiscing about how things used to be financially before now,” Reggie Rose said. “You can see the glow in his face when he talks about the old times.”He gets the same glow when he talks about what’s coming next.Rose knows people doubt whether he can still play. He doesn’t share those doubts. And though he won’t say so, he wouldn’t mind proving some wrong.“When I get on a good team and I’m still hooping the same way, what are you going to say then?” Rose said. “The only thing that you’ll can say is that I can still play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Most people don’t know these things. Rose doesn’t care if people know these things.Here’s what Rose hopes people know, or at least soon know: He believes he’s still among the NBA elite. So for Rose, this season alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a reset, maybe a redemption, maybe even a reinvention. He made $21 million last season; he’ll make about $2 million this season after signing for the minimum, even after averaging 18 points with the dysfunctional New York Knicks a year ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNow — recovered from a fourth knee surgery — Rose is set to start anew and resume chasing what would be his first NBA title.“I’ve always been into movies,” Rose said. “And I’ve always asked why you don’t see famous actors all the time. Why don’t you see George Clooney? For real, why don’t you see him? It always comes back to how they don’t want the fame. So when I got into the NBA, I never wanted to tap into that. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ “Personally, that’s just not me.”In an interview with The Associated Press about his offseason and his future, Rose said he believes he’s misunderstood by many, but realized long ago that he’s not interested in changing those misconceptions.“I’m stubborn,” Rose said. “I like moving at my own pace. So as long as I’m not harming anybody, I feel like I’ve got the right to do that. People think that I’m cocky, reckless, unruly. That’s not me. That’s not who I portray myself as. But it’s not up to me to care or worry about that. My family and friends know the person that I really am.”Rose is a self-described introvert, someone who rarely posts on social media. He does his own thing, without apologies. He arrives in China this week to promote his latest adidas shoe, is hopeful to have a place to live in Cleveland picked out by the time he gets back to the U.S. from that trip, and has been so busy this summer with on-court work that there’s been little time for much else — not even a haircut or shave, both of which he thinks are desperately needed.“I’m not going to lie to you; the last two or three years, Derrick has been through a lot mentally,” said his older brother, Reggie Rose. “When you’re losing more than you’re winning, it can get difficult. So with him going to be in a winning environment again now, able to see how LeBron prepares himself, the things LeBron does with his body, Derrick can incorporate that into his own game.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Rose is past his latest surgery, one that repaired his meniscus and, probably mercifully, ended his season with the Knicks. He isn’t worried about how the now-tenuous trade between Boston and Cleveland with the principals being star point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas works out; Rose is willing to play with either one.Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman said when signing the 6-foot-2 Rose that he would be a good fit. Altman added he knew Rose could have signed with a number of teams, but he signed with Cleveland because of “his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning.”Rose, 28, has no doubt he’ll be ready for the season.He has been working out at least five days a week, strength work some days, agility work other days, along with on-court work.Last year fuels him, in many ways. It started with him facing a civil trial in Los Angeles over a rape allegation that a jury did not believe. It ended with him playing for a bad team in New York, the Knicks season dominated by drama off the floor — the Jim Dolan-Charles Oakley mess, the eventual departure of Phil Jackson and the still-going talk of Carmelo Anthony getting traded someplace.“On the court was when it was the craziest to me,” Rose said. “Some of the strategies and all that, I didn’t understand. It was confusing. It was just a learning experience.”Rose’s rise was meteoric: Grew up amid poverty in Chicago, then saw basketball as an escape route and way to take care of his mother and family. In 2006, he hit a shot to win an Illinois state high school championship. Only five years later, he was MVP of the NBA.Then came the injuries : the ACL tear in 2012 and three meniscus surgeries since, along with back, hamstring, ankle and foot issues as well. Out of a possible 164 games in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, Rose appeared in 10. The love affair in Chicago between a native son and the Bulls was clearly waning. He finally got traded to New York in June 2016.The lowest of the low points in Chicago, on the injury front, may have been when he made the statement about how he didn’t want to be sore at his son’s graduation. He doesn’t regret saying it, or the fallout that it caused.What Rose was trying to do was illustrate how being active in his son’s life matters to him. It just came out less than perfectly, and he believes the message got twisted. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

‘Worried’ Kiwis may pull out of CWG

first_imgNew Zealand has indicated that it might pull out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG) if it does not find security up to the mark. According to reports, New Zealand is worried over the arrangements during the 2010 Games and has said that the security of athletes is its top priority. New Zealand team’s chef de mission Dave Currie is expected to visit Delhi on Tuesday for a final pre-Games assessment. The Kiwis have hinted that they would not hesitate from taking tough decisions if the reports are not satisfactory. New Zealand Olympic Committee president Mike Stanley has revealed that seven New Zealand Police officers would accompany the team throughout the Games.last_img

Butt terms reports of Amir turning ICC informant as ‘rumours’

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt today rubbished reports of Mohammad Amir becoming an ICC informant in the ongoing investigations into the spot-fixing scandal and termed them as “baseless”.”This is also a news to me which is not at all correct. I think this is all part of media speculation,” said Butt, who was in the city to meet ICC chief Sharad Pawar in the wake of match-fixing scandal involving Pakistani players.A media report had claimed that Amir may turn an informant of the game’s world governing body, which had suspended the teen paceman along with Mohammed Asif and Test captain Salman Butt.The trio have challenged the suspension and asked for a preliminary hearing into the allegations.Butt said that there cannot be different standards for Mohammad Amir and others and the players are innocent “unless proven guilty”.”Amir’s leniency depends on what’s the outcome of the investigations. You see outcome cannot be same for all three people. Let the Scotland Yard situation come forward, let the ICC thing come forward, then we will see what to do,” Butt told NDTV.He further said it was wrong on part of the British Police to search the Pakistani players’ room without their permission and that the PCB had adopted a wait and see policy over the ongoing investigations.”They have not levelled any specific charges against the boys. Scotland Yard people in their initial investigation came and search the romms of the boys which we protested very strongly. They had done it without informing the PCB or the English and Wales Cricket Board. We were at the Lord’s at that time,” he said.advertisement”All the allegations levelled against our boys by the News of the World tabloid are incorrect,” he added.Butt also didn’t agree with the comments made by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan about the suspension of the three players by the ICC and further reiterated the fact that he didn’t see an Indian bias in the entire issue.Butt, however, evaded any questions on why the PCB took no action against the players and declined to give any comments on it.Asked about Pakistan’s one-day international skipper Shahid Afridi’s comments regarding “suspicious elements” around the team, Butt replied: “I don’t think so. I have not met him for long. Once I see him, I will ask him what made him to come out with such statement.last_img read more

Nations complain: Dogs, faeces all over CWG Village

first_imgMany participating countries have ripped apart the claims of readiness of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village in Delhi and threatened to boycott the October event. Countries such as Scotland, New Zealand and Canada have given damning reports on the conditions at the Village and said their athletes cannot be brought into such an environment.  Headlines Today has exclusive access to the reservations expressed in the minutes of the meeting between the CWG Organising Committee and the member countries. Here’s what some of the countries have said about the condition of the Village: ScotlandThe cleaners were using filthy water to clean the flats. There were stray dogs and faeces all over the place. Electrical services are unsafe. The keys and doors aren’t working. CanadaStagnant water and green algae sits around the block. There are gaps large enough for animals to get into the building. As of today, Canada will not bring athletes into this environment. New ZealandThere is no way the athletes can use the dirty and unhygienic bathrooms. There’s no way athletes can be brought into such a Village. It’s a crisis-level situation. UKThe toilets are disgusting and still being used by workers on the site.   Commonwealth Games FederationAll stray dogs need to be removed from the Village. One dog even jumped onto a bed and soiled it. This is a serious health issue. The risk of dengue fever is high. The employees are urinating openly in public areas.last_img read more